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Open Call Residency MeetFactory 2018

Open call Residency MeetFactory Prague 2018

AIR Antwerpen and MeetFactory Prague organize for the third time an exchange program between both cities for visual artists from the Czech Republic and Belgium. It offers a double residency for a visual artist based in Belgium and an visual artist based in the Czech Republic with a site-specific art practice. Previous artists in residence were Alice De Mont, Tomas Kajanek, Robert Salanda and Stijn Van Dorpe.

This residency opportunity offers a residency period of six months: three months in AIR Antwerpen (January-March 2018) and three months in Prague (April - June 2018). The residency is not limited thematically or by age. It is intended to increase mutual perception between Belgian and Czech cultural scenes and initiate collaboration between two artists selected specifically in regard to potential mutual enrichment of their individual practices.

The artists selected by AIR Antwerpen and MeetFactory Prague will be provided with:

  • A monthly per diem of 600 euro in Antwerp and 500 euro/ month in Prague
  • Reimbursement of travel cost from your place of residence to Antwerp and Prague (max 200 euro per travel)
  • A studio and accommodation during the residency periods
  • The participation in a public event during the residency


In order to be considered for this residency a good knowledge of English is necessary and the ability to spend at least 80 % of the residency periods in Czech Republic and Antwerp.

Are you interested? Then you can apply for this residency by filling in the online form (underneath) before Wednesday 31 May. The final selection will be communicated at the end of June.

Information about MeetFactory

MeetFactory is a non-for-profit international center for contemporary art. Our mission is to foster a dialogue between individual genres and make the current happenings on the art scene accessible to the widest public. We support original projects in the fields of visual arts, theater and music as well as interdisciplinary and experimental platforms. We aim to create a space where art is alive and artists are present, enhancing a direct exchange between international artists and the visitors, as well as between different fields and generations. The program of MeetFactory consists in four dramaturgic departments. The music program presents the international independent music scene, holding six to eight performances per month in the music hall fitted with high-end audio equipment. The theatre program focuses on contemporary prose, as well as experimental interdisciplinary projects, often involving visual artists, musicians, or non-actors. The three galleries offer space for critical confrontation of the national and international art scenes. The MeetFactory Gallery focuses on original curatorial projects, while the Kostka Gallery presents solo shows of emerging and established artists. The program of the Wall Gallery, a side-facade of the building, comprises of large-scale realizations beyond street art. The international Artist-in-Residence program is the largest studio program in the Czech Republic. Meet- Factory facilitates fifteen studios, which annually host over thirty visual artists, curators, musicians, theatre directors or writers. We foster the involvement of our artists in residence not only within the programming of MeetFactory, but also in the context of the Czech and Central European art scenes. Be- sides the four dramaturgic departments the program of MeetFactory is oriented on inter-genre and educational projects which offer the public new forms of encounter with contemporary art. MeetFactory was founded in 2001 by the artist David Černý. In the wake of the destructive floods of 2002, MeetFactory was forced to evacuate its previous premises in Holešovice. The project was resurrected three years later in an industrial building in Prague’s quarter Smíchov, in a unique space squeezed between a motorway and an active railroad. The program started after a substantial reconstruction in 2007. A board composed of the artist David Černý, musician David Koller and film and theatre director Alice Nellis approved the long-term planning of the MeetFactory.

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